false certification of check


false certification of check
The statutory offense committed by an officer of a national bank in wilfully certifying a check the drawer of which has not on deposit at the time an equal amount of money. Potter v United States, 155 US 438, 39 L Ed 214, 15 S Ct 144. Although the certification of checks by a national bank without an equivalent amount of money on deposit is in violation of the National Bank Act, a valid debt of the bank is created thereby. Thompson v St. Nicholas Nat. Bank, 146 US 240, 36 L Ed 966, 13 S Ct 66.

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